Shipping Radioactive Material INTO Iraq?
John Robb caught two articles in the English-language editions of the Arab press reporting that a convoy of American trucks including one truck containing radioactive materials was stopped by Kuwaiti customs officials at the Iraq-Kuwait border. Apparently the convoy’s intent was to move the radioactive materials into Iraq, and they eventually got the authority to do so, over the protests of the Kuwaiti officials.
Here’s the links:
- Al Jazeera: U.S. truck carrying radioactive material caught in Kuwait
- Tehran Times: U.S. Trucks Carrying Radioactive Materials Intercepted In Iraq-Kuwait Border
(I can’t find anything in the American media about this yet… hey CNN, where’s that international presence you’re always telling us about?)
John speculates on the odds of an October WMD surprise. Heck, nothing would surprise me anymore from this crowd.